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Redding Travel Guide

  • Walking tours (31)
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Shasta State Historic Park Tour
Shasta State Historic Park Tour

Six miles west of Redding a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings remind passing motorists that Shasta City, the lusty "Queen City" of California’s northern mining district, once stood on this...

Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail
Upper Sacramento Ditch Trail

The trail was rediscovered and redeveloped by local historian Chuck Hornbeck, community volunteers, and BLM. The trail follows the path of a historic mining railroad on the east side of the Sacramento...

Sacramento River Trail
Sacramento River Trail

A nice loop from Turtle Bay to the Ribbon Bridge and back.

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Sacramento Rail Trail
Sacramento Rail Trail

This BLM trail runs along the west side of Keswick Reservoir following the historic rail alignment. It has a paved surface and connects the Sacramento River Trails in Redding to the Shasta Dam area.

Mary Lake
Mary Lake

A pleasant, easy walk that's mostly shaded. Look for beavers, ducks, and geese, Walks can be extended through quiet neighborhood to the Westside hiking trail off Kilkee Drive.

Fisherman's Trail
Fisherman's Trail

Welcome to one of the oldest, continually used trails in western Shasta County! Take this short trail to explore some of the shoreline of Keswick Reservoir or as means to connect to the Sacramento...

The Redding River Trail Cycling Guide
The Redding River Trail Cycling Guide

This guide is intended for novice riders. For experienced cyclists Redding has some of the best road cycling available anywhere. Contact a local bike store for more information.

The Sacramento River...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Blue Gravel Trail
Blue Gravel Trail

Trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek, and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the City. Relics from this era are still visible from the trail. Much of...

Arboretum Loop
Arboretum Loop

The paved perimeter trail circles The McConnell Arboretum’s 200 acres of oak savanna, riparian forest, and wetlands with birds, turtles, and other wildlife.

Restrooms, drinking fountains, cafe,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Hornbeck Trail
Hornbeck Trail

Follow part of the path of the “Old Diggings” or Quartz Hill Railroad. The long abandoned narrow gauge railroad was a critical feature that once supplied quartz to area copper smelters. Traverse the...

Canyon Creek Lake to L Lake
Canyon Creek Lake to L Lake

This trail is pretty difficult but the views are well worth it if you have the energy. It involves a lot of climbing up switchbacks and even wading through some pretty deep (and cold) water, but once...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Escalator Trail and Meiner's Loop
Escalator Trail and Meiner's Loop

Wildflowers and streams are spring attractions on these trails. However, expansive views of the Sacramento Valley are perennial attractions. As means to maintain an easy grade, the Escalator winds...

Downtown Redding
Downtown Redding

This walk highlights some of the services, entertainment, and historical buildings in downtown Redding.

Clear Creek Greenway Trail
Clear Creek Greenway Trail

“There’s gold in the hills of California!” Very soon after the discovery of gold in 1848 near Sutter’s Mill, Major Pierson B. Reading discovered gold on Clear Creek. Mining, in one form or another...

Cloverdale Loop
Cloverdale Loop

Similar to the Piety Loop - just a little further north west. Check out the canyon overlook along the trail. The Clear Creek Canyon is hundreds of feet deep and has great whitewater kayaking. Near...

Salt Creek Loop
Salt Creek Loop

Creeks, springtime wildflowers and terrific views of Mt. Lassen, Redding, and greater Shasta County are seen during the east side climb. The area was used by the Wintu Indians for hundreds of years...

Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail
Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail

The trail was rediscovered and redeveloped by local historian Chuck Hornbeck, community volunteers, and BLM. The trail follows the path of a historic mining railroad on the east side of the Sacramento...

Salt Creek Trail
Salt Creek Trail

This trail connects the Westside Trail system to the Middle Creek Trail. You must hike/bike up Valparaiso Street to the Westside Trail within the subdivision. From there you can access the Mary Lake...

John Reginato River Access
John Reginato River Access

Enjoy a relaxing stroll on this trail that is nestled on the banks of the Sacramento River. This trail is dog friendly (leash required) and offers many photo opportunities. Bring a fishing a pole and...

Parkview Neighborhood Spheres and Sculpture Garden
Parkview Neighborhood Spheres and Sculpture Garden

Route takes in 18 mosaic art spheres in the Parkview Neighborhood. The neighborhood art project was started in 2005 by Elin Klaseen and Bill & Vanita Ulch. Artists, neighbors, and students from...

Dana Drive to Downtown Redding Trail
Dana Drive to Downtown Redding Trail

Take a stroll along the streets of Redding, cross over the beautiful Sacramento River, and end at Turtle Bay Exploration Park where you choose which adventure you want to go on next. Explore the park...

Piety Hill Loop
Piety Hill Loop

Springtime is particularly beautiful with the many wild flowers. However, stunning views of Clear Creek Canyon and the Sacramento Valley await anyone who takes this beautiful loop trail at any time...

Middle Creek Trail
Middle Creek Trail

“Stand and deliver!” Find the spot of the notorious Wells Fargo stage robbery by the dastardly Ruggles brothers. Any part of this trail is a trip in time. The upper portion of this paved trail...

Lema Ranch Loop
Lema Ranch Loop

Quiet, serene paths among ponds, birds and water fowl, a persimmon orchard, and views of mountain ranges. Perfect for walkers and runners but no pets, bicycles, or skateboards allowed. Picnic tables,...

Enterprise Park
Enterprise Park

A walk through a lively park featuring three main sections. The first has Frisbee golf & a soccer field. The second has the Kids Kingdom playground with seasonal water feature, a community center,...

Churn Creek Trails
Churn Creek Trails

Quiet, serene paths among beautiful Oak trees. Trails are mostly shaded. Trails link to Lema Ranch trials, however, dogs and bicycles are only allowed on the gravel Churn Creek Trails.

Cascade Community Park
Cascade Community Park

A short walk through Cascade Park along Olney Creek, which feeds into the Sacramento River. A quiet route with off-shoot dirt trails to access the river. Park offers playground, basketball court,...

Buckeye Park Loop
Buckeye Park Loop

The trail is located next to the ball field close to Buckeye School of the Arts. Paved loop through Manzanita and other native plants. Buckeye Park offers tennis courts, ball field, and restrooms.

Clover Creek Preserve
Clover Creek Preserve

This 128-acre open space park features a 6.7 acre lake within a basin that provides flood protection to over 5000 acres of the Clover Creek Watershed. Exposed trails winding through natural grass,...

Old 99 Trail
Old 99 Trail

Trail traces abandoned Highway 99 route from the 1930's, meandering through the woods, making it a nice alternative to walking along North Market Street. Easy access to many sevices such as...

Westside Trail
Westside Trail

Trails of varying lengths for short or longer hikes or biking and beautiful views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, the Trinity range, and Redding.